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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

What months deer mate

White-tailed deer are found from southern Canada to South America. Male deer, called bucks, are easily recognizable in the summer and fall by their antlers, which are grown annually and fall off in the winter.  

Female deer, called does, will go into heat for a 24 hour period usually in November in the northern portions of their range. The entire mating season lasts from October to December. They give birth to one to three young at a time, usually in May or June after a gestation period of seven months. Young deer, called fawns, wear a reddish-brown coat with white spots that helps them blend in with the forest.

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Deterring Deer at the Bird Feeders http://goo.gl/nUzM3e
When did Reindeer Learn to Fly? http://bit.ly/veTLpT
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